Harney: No plans to review Croke Park Agreement

Harney: No plans to review Croke Park Agreement

Health Minister Mary Harney has said that there are no plans to revisit the Croke Park Agreement as part of the Government's four year budgetary plan.

Economists and market analysts are calling for the public sector pay and reform deal to be shelved given the growing hole in the public finances.

However, Minister Harney said the Government is committed to honouring the plan, which she is confident will generate savings.

"The big challenge for that agreement is to deliver change on the ground. To deliver flexible working practices are normal in the private sector.

She added: "We need these practices to be implemented urgently across our public services particularly in the area of health. It would greatly reduce the pressure on the non-core pay and that in itself would make a major contribution to savings."


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